Open Season Championship Auto Racing

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Open Season Championship Auto Racing (OSCAR)
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Rounds 24
Drivers 27
Teams 22
Drivers' Champion United Kingdom Adam Smith
Rookie Champion United Kingdom Mattrick
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Open Season Championship Auto Racing (OSCAR) is Really Rubbish Racing's sixth season of Forza Motorsport competition.

The season features a new concept, introduced by original member Bookoi - an open season of stock races, chosen by the racers themselves.

After the initial sign up phase in June 2012 was complete, the 24 Really Rubbish Racers with the highest number of race starts were given one race each, for which they could submit their choice of car and track to race on. These choices were made in secret, with the full line up being revealed in a video on July 5th.

The final selection of events is hugely varied and features races ranging from novelty events to full on realistic racing experiences - exactly what the season was designed to do. With cars from F 108 right up to R1 989, this season will reward drivers who are versatile; much like season one.

The Format

Race Selection

The principle behind the open season is that anything goes. Any car that is not cost-based DLC can be raced on any of the circuit layouts in the game, so long as the combination requires sufficient driver input for proper racing to occur.

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Championship

The championship consists of 24 rounds over nine weeks - eight events featuring three races each, with a mid-season break week.

Events

Each event consists of three varied races lasting around 18-20 minutes each. The grid for the first race is determined by a qualifying session, with races two and three featuring reverse grids based on Forza lobby points.

Qualifying

Qualifying is a brief two lap session using the same car and track as the first race of the night. With everybody starting from a standstill, this is effectively single lap qualifying - if you dirty your lap, you will start further down the field. Collisions are off, so cars are not affected by each other short distracting the drivers.

Competitors may use their opening lap to post a banker lap, or find clear air to start their flying lap.

Drivers must drive in the right direction around the track at all times.

Lobbies

As in MEMES, two lobbies will be used, allowing up to 32 drivers to compete in each event. These lobbies will be split by general driver skill level and times will be merged to determine overall race results. Whilst the qualifying and reverse grids are lobby-specific, the qualifying times will also be merged to determine overall qualifying results. Drivers in either lobby can score a pole position.

In order to ensure that the effects of reverse grids are broadly similar, the number of drivers will be fairly evenly split.

The Rules

Technical

All cars are run in stock form with no tuning.

As in previous Forza seasons, all driver assists are permitted for those who wish to use them. The racing line assist is prohibited.

Damage is set to cosmetic.

Sporting

The points system is as follows:

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th
Points 25 21 18 16 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

There is no teams championship, but drivers are free to race as teams if they wish.

With reverse grids, a bad qualifying session or race will mean a better starting position later in the event. Anybody suspected of deliberately 'throwing' a result to benefit later on will face strict penalties. In addition, if a driver dirties his or her qualifying, they may not then cut all the remaining corners to ensure the quickest dirty lap.

Anybody that suffers a disconnection during an event can reconnect and continue. If they disconnect during a race, they will have to sacrifice the grid positions this will give them in the remaining races by falling to the back of the pack on the first lap. This does not apply to disconnecting during qualifying. This same principle is applied to drivers who join events late.

If a driver suffers a DimensioN Flip they may continue the race alone and note down their finishing time, which will be re-instated into the final results with the appropriate dimension flip penalty.

Racing

All of the usual racing etiquette should be adhered to. Reverse grids combined with equal cars makes for close racing so its particularly important drivers race as cleanly and fairly as possible.

A stewards report will be posted on the forum ahead of each event detailing ares of the tracks to take extra care in and where the track limits are.

Liveries

Number boxes are gifted out to everybody and are required to be added to all cars. Details on the sizes and locations are available on the forum.

Aside from this, drivers may paint their cars however they wish, with the proviso that they maintain the same basic colours all season long. Throwbacks to season one designs are very welcome.

Entry List

The provisional entry list is as follows.

Team No. Driver Rounds
Flag of britain.png Black Raptors 1 United Kingdom Adam Smith All
69 United Kingdom Sam White 1-9, 16-24
United Kingdom Forza Noelinho 3 United Kingdom Slevmeister 4-6
Hampshire ART 04 England Ian Aldridge 4-9, 13-15, 22-24
United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport 5 Lancashire Tom Collantine All
442 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes 1-18, 22-24
United Kingdom LH Racing 7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison 4-24
Europe The Indypendables 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis All
33 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham All
802 Kernow Dan Thorn 1-21
Finland Ice Two Racing 9 United Kingdom Sam Hirani 1-9, 13-18, 22-24
Japan Goteki House 16 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt 1-12, 19-24
45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney All
United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing 17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper All
New Zealand Flying Kiwi Racing 18 New Zealand Buftonian 1-6
Hertfordshire Ajokay Motorsport 23 England Alex Odell All
United Kingdom HART 28 United Kingdom Scouse Rach 1-3, 10-12, 22-24
United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport 29 England Barney Dove 1-6, 10-24
United Kingdom Virtue Racing 39 United Kingdom Tommo N7 1-3
United Kingdom JemTech Racing 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker 1-7, 13-24
Republic of Ireland Westlander Racing 75 County Derry Niall O'Connell All
United Kingdom Mattrick Racing 77 United Kingdom Mattrick 1-12, 22-24
United Kingdom Team Diablo 85 United Kingdom Matt Davies 1-3, 7-24
Tropico Tropico Motorsports 87 England I am Jamm 1-3
United Kingdom Team Butler GP 258 United Kingdom Antony Butler 4-6
Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team 777 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton All
Sweden B13 Racing 906 Sweden Daniel Becker 16-24
Driver Ajokay chose the Mazda MX-5 Superlight at Laguna Seca for his race
Dan picked the Datsun 510 at Camino Viejo Mini
TommyB's chosen race is the Acura ARX around Festival Alps Reverse
I am Jamm chose the John Cooper Works Mini at Positano Reverse
PJ's race around the Nurburgring will be a challenge for some...
...while Shouty's blast around Maple Valley will terrify us all!
nOc75 chose the iconic F40 around Road Atlanta Full. This does not mean he did so when drunk.
Icthyes went for maximum trolling with the Aston Martin Cygnet around Camino Viejo Extreme
Butler258 chose to take the club around Catalunya's Grand Prix Circuit, in the BMW Z4 (GT3).
The racy Peugeot 207s were TheWilkesy88's choice, and Laguna Seca was the location.
Don Mateo chose to take his favoutite car - the Lamborghini Diablo GTR - round a proper circuit - Mugello Full.
Mr E 004 opted to put everyone through hell in the Nissan Leaf.

Blue - Rookie driver

Calendar and Results

The order of races was chosen to provide good variety in each event, with the racers never qualifying in the same class more than once.

Event Round Chosen by... Car Class/PI Venue & Circuit Layout Laps Race Length Date Pole Position Winning Driver Winning Team Fastest Lap Top Rookie Report
1 1 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes Peugeot
207 Super 2000 (2007)
A 569 United States of America Laguna Seca, USA
Full Circuit
12 26.88 miles Wednesday
18th July
United Kingdom Sam White United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United Kingdom Sam White United Kingdom Sam Hirani Report
2 England Barney Dove Holden
Commodore Aussie V8 (2011)
R3 709 United States of America Road America, USA
Full Circuit
9 36.45 miles England Barney Dove United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport England Barney Dove United Kingdom Mattrick
3 Kernow Dan Thorn Nissan
Datsun 510 (1970)
F 108 Spain Camino Viejo, Spain
Mini Circuit
36 20.16 miles Kernow Dan Thorn Europe The Indypendables United Kingdom Jamie Hunt United Kingdom Mattrick
2 4 United Kingdom Tommo N7 Vauxhall
Agila (2011)
F 121 Italy Positano, Italy
Full Circuit
15 17.25 miles Thursday
26th July
United Kingdom Jamie Hunt United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House United Kingdom Adam Smith United Kingdom Mattrick Report
5 United Kingdom Adam Smith Honda
S2000 (2003)
B 435 Japan Twin Ring Motegi, Japan
West Circuit
26 28.6 miles United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors England Barney Dove United Kingdom Mattrick
6 United Kingdom Antony Butler BMW
Z4 GT3 (2010)
R3 721 Spain Catalunya, Spain
GP Circuit
10 28.9 miles United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors Kernow Dan Thorn United Kingdom Sam Hirani
3 7 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton Ford
Escort RS Cosworth (1992)
C 371 Germany Hockenheim, Germany
Short Circuit
15 24.15 miles Wednesday
1st August
United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United Kingdom Adam Smith United Kingdom Mattrick Report
8 England Ian Aldridge Nissan
Leaf (2011)
F 125 Japan Tsukuba, Japan
Short Circuit
20 19.4 miles United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing Kernow Dan Thorn United Kingdom Mattrick
9 United Kingdom Matt Davies Lamborghini
Diablo GTR (1999)
S 700 Italy Mugello, Italy
Full Circuit
10 32.6 miles United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United Kingdom Adam Smith United Kingdom Mattrick
4 10 United Kingdom Jay Cooper Ford
Fusion Stock Car (2011)
R3 729 United States of America Benchmark Test Track, USA
Layout C Reverse
32 35.84 miles Thursday
9th August
United Kingdom Jamie Hunt United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United Kingdom Jamie Hunt United Kingdom Mattrick Report
11 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney BMW
135i Coupé (2009)
B 454 Germany Nurburgring, Germany
Short Circuit
11 24.64 miles Kernow Dan Thorn Europe The Indypendables Kernow Dan Thorn United Kingdom Mattrick
12 United Kingdom Mattrick Mazda
Furai (2008)
R2 865 United States of America Road America, USA
Full Circuit
10 40.5 miles United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Mattrick
5 13 County Derry Niall O'Connell Ferrari
F40 (1987)
S 614 United States of America Road Atlanta, USA
Full Circuit
13 33.02 miles Thursday
23rd August
Kernow Dan Thorn United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Sam Hirani Report
14 Greece Niko Gouloumis Aston Martin
Cygnet (2011)
F 157 Spain Camino Viejo, Spain
Extreme Circuit
5 21.6 miles United Kingdom Tom Bellingham Europe The Indypendables United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Sam Hirani
15 United Kingdom Pete Walker Ferrari
F333 SP (1998)
R1 978 United Kingdom Silverstone, UK
International Circuit
16 36 miles United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Sam Hirani
6 16 Lancashire Tom Collantine Audi
Sport Quattro (1983)
B 462 Spain Ladera, Spain
Full Circuit
20 24.2 miles Wednesday
29th August
England Barney Dove United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors County Derry Niall O'Connell Sweden Daniel Becker Report
17 England I am Jamm Mini
John Cooper Works (2009)
C 389 Italy Positano, Italy
Reverse Circuit
17 19.55 miles United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom JemTech Racing United Kingdom Pete Walker Sweden Daniel Becker
18 United Kingdom Sam White Nissan
R390 (1998)
R3 706 United States of America Sedona Raceway, USA
Full Reverse Circuit
8 33.04 miles United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United Kingdom Sam White Sweden Daniel Becker
7 19 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham Acura
ARX-02a 'Jim Hall' (2009)
R1 989 Switzerland Bernese Alps, Switzerland
Festival Reverse Circuit
14 50.82 miles Thursday
6th September
England Barney Dove United Kingdom Tom Bellingham Europe The Indypendables England Barney Dove Sweden Daniel Becker Report
20 England Alex Odell Mazda
MX-5 Superlight (2010)
D 323 United States of America Laguna Seca, USA
Full Circuit
11 24.64 miles United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors England Barney Dove Sweden Daniel Becker
21 United Kingdom Slevmeister Abarth
500 essesse (2010)
D 312 Germany Nordschleife, Germany
Full Circuit
2 25.86 miles Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Japan Goteki House United Kingdom Pete Walker Sweden Daniel Becker
8 22 New Zealand Buftonian Honda
NSX GT500 (2005)
R2 859 United States of America Road Atlanta, USA
Full Circuit
15 38.1 miles Wednesday
12th September
Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United Kingdom Adam Smith United Kingdom Sam Hirani Report
23 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Pagani
Zonda R (2010)
R2 872 United States of America Maple Valley, USA
Full Circuit
14 42 miles United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Sweden Daniel Becker
24 United Kingdom Lee Harrison SEAT
Leon Supercup (2007)
A 536 Germany Hockenheim, Germany
Full Circuit
10 28.4 miles United Kingdom Lee Harrison United Kingdom LH Racing United Kingdom Lee Harrison United Kingdom Sam Hirani

Championship Standings

Pos Driver Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Points
LAG
United States of America
AMR
United States of America
CAM
Spain
POS
Italy
MOT
Japan
CAT
Spain
HOC
Germany
TSU
Japan
MUG
Italy
BEN
United States of America
NUR
Germany
AMR
United States of America
ATL
United States of America
CAM
Spain
SIL
United Kingdom
LAD
Spain
POS
Italy
SED
United States of America
BER
Switzerland
LAG
United States of America
NOR
Germany
ATL
United States of America
MAP
United States of America
HOC
Germany
1 United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors 2 3 3 5 1 4 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 4 3 1 2 1 10 2 11 1 2 3 475
2 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 5 2 4 5 2 7 2 5 1 6 334
3 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham Europe The Indypendables 11 11 12 15 13 3 13 6 2 7 8 3 8 1 5 4 11 2 1 11 5 4 4 2 304
4 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Japan Goteki House 5 9 11 7 10 6 10 11 4 3 5 4 3 3 6 3 3 7 13 9 1 10 6 4 300
5 United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing 4 5 7 4 9 10 11 1 6 4 7 1 6 5 1 10 14 8 8 5 8 6 9 8 296
6 England Barney Dove United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport 8 1 4 8 7 5 6 9 6 2 DNF 4 7 7 4 5 3 3 2 5 5 287
7 Kernow Dan Thorn Europe The Indypendables 12 4 1 13 6 15 4 12 3 5 1 8 4 2 9 2 9 5 6 12 6 268
8 United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom JemTech Racing 6 6 8 3 4 9 7 DNS 5 6 7 6 1 6 11 4 4 3 7 5 250
9 United Kingdom Lee Harrison United Kingdom LH Racing 2 5 11 3 7 11 9 2 9 7 13 2 11 5 11 9 8 13 9 11 1 233
10 England Alex Odell Hertfordshire Ajokay Motorsport 9 12 5 6 8 8 12 5 14 13 10 7 10 12 11 8 6 10 4 6 7 8 3 9 219
11 United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors 1 8 9 11 DNF 1 6 9 13 5 8 3 17 1 17 7 10 10 187
12 County Derry Niall O'Connell Republic of Ireland Westlander Racing 7 10 18 10 19 13 5 15 7 10 11 10 9 7 10 12 10 13 3 14 9 14 13 12 156
13 Greece Niko Gouloumis Europe The Indypendables 14 14 10 12 11 16 8 16 10 8 13 12 15 10 8 9 12 9 7 10 10 11 14 13 136
14 United Kingdom Mattrick United Kingdom Mattrick Racing 13 7 6 9 18 20 14 4 8 15 6 11 15 16 20 85
15 United Kingdom Matt Davies United Kingdom Team Diablo 15 16 19 15 18 9 12 12 13 11 11 12 18 15 12 14 13 14 13 15 14 70
16 United Kingdom Sam Hirani Finland Ice Two Racing 10 13 13 21 20 17 18 10 15 12 16 15 17 16 15 12 12 11 51
17 Lancashire Tom Collantine United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport 16 18 21 18 12 14 20 8 17 11 14 14 17 15 13 16 17 DNF 12 16 16 18 19 18 44
18 Sweden Daniel Becker Sweden B13 Racing 13 4 14 15 15 15 DNF 9 19 37
19 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport 18 21 17 19 15 12 17 14 16 16 15 16 14 8 16 15 13 16 17 18 15 37
20 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team 20 20 16 17 16 22 16 17 18 14 16 15 13 9 17 14 18 17 16 17 12 16 20 16 32
21 United Kingdom Antony Butler United Kingdom Team Butler GP 14 3 7 31
22 United Kingdom Noel Slevin United Kingdom Forza Noelinho 16 17 18 9 13 12 18
23 England Ian Aldridge Hampshire ART 22 21 19 19 19 19 16 14 14 19 17 17 7
24 England I am Jamm Tropico Tropico Motorsports 17 15 14 5
25 New Zealand Buftonian New Zealand Flying Kiwi Racing 21 19 15 20 14 21 21 DNF DNF 5
26 United Kingdom Rachael Taylor United Kingdom HART 22 22 22 17 17 17 20 21 21 0
27 United Kingdom Tommo N7 United Kingdom Virtue Racing 19 17 20 0
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (DNF)
Red Disconnected (D/C)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate

Bold - Pole Position
(Rounds 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19 & 22 only)

Italics - Fastest lap
Blue - Rookie driver

Season Records

Record Total Driver(s)
Races Started 24 Smifaye, STR TommyB, PJ, JayCoops, Ajokay, nOc75, Icthyes, Ratonedge, Covamalia
Races Finished 24 Smifaye, STR TommyB, PJ, JayCoops, Ajokay, nOc75, Icthyes, Covamalia
Wins 8 Smifaye
Podiums 19 Smifaye
Points Finishes 24 Smifaye, STR TommyB, PJ, JayCoops, Ajokay, Icthyes
Pole Positions 2 Shouty, FlavouryRug
Fastest Laps 4 Smifaye, FlavouryRug

The Season in Pictures

Season 6 was Really Rubbish Racing's biggest yet, with 27 drivers competing across 2 lobbies, in 24 different cars.
The "banger racing" Datsuns were one of the Week 1 highlights, with plenty of action on a small track.
"One Shot Qualifying" was a new feature in Season 6, the ultimate balance of risk and reward.
Lobby 2 races were as fiercely fought as the overall victories would be, with lots of close racing.
"Race hard or go home" could have been the motto for the Leaf race, where every driver traded paint.
Oh those delicious gear changes! Drivers really noticed the difference between hybrids and hypercars.
The NASCARRR race was one of the more unique challenges on the calendar.
The season's second BMW race was a challenge for some, and a closely-fought battle for others.
Although the Furais drove like they were "on rails", some drivers fared better than others.
Leading a race isn't easy, 1 mistake and you can throw it all away.
Some of the slower cars were more enjoyable than the quick ones.
From F/200 to R1/998, Season 6 saw the club race in almost every type of car imaginable.
"Track limits are for the weak!" The Quattro race let you cut all the corners you wanted.
A common site in the Mini race, Positano was a nightmare for some drivers.
Not a single R390 ended its race in pristine condition, some were lucky to keep all 4 wheels attached.
The different racing lines and braking points lead to many Alpine avalanches.
The happiest cars in the world, on one of Forza 4's most enjoyable circuits, the MX-5 race was a treat.
Those who could handle the unique challenges of the Nordschleife were rewarded with strong results.
The season was not without its fair share of crashes and incidents.
A lot of drivers took commanding victories in the races they chose.
The season ended with a bang, could we see these cars get their own full season soon?.
Mattrick held off the other newcomers to take the Rookie Championship....
...whereas Smifaye rode off into the sunset to take yet another Championship title.